20   Keith Harris Jr.
Keith Harris Jr.

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Leo

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 193

Position:
TB

Experience:
2L


09/21/2013

Huskies Outlast Eastern Illinois for 22nd Straight Home Win

Cameron Stingily rushes for a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns

09/21/2013

Northern Illinois-Eastern Illinois Postgame Quotes

Northern Illinois-Eastern Illinois Postgame Quotes

09/17/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Sept. 17, 2013

Carey, Harris Jr., Lemon, Lewis and Ware discuss their home opener against Eastern Illinois.

08/22/2013

Huskies By Position: Versatility Key for Huskie Running Backs

Daniels and Company Hope to Lighten Lynch's Load

04/03/2013

NIU Huskies 2013 - Spring Practice Notes

Practice #5

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

08/23/2013

Daniels and Company Hope to Lighten Lynch's Load

Over the past two weeks, NIUHuskies.com has previewed every position on the 2013 Northern Illinois football team, continuing today with the Huskie running backs. In addition, sign up for Huskies All-Access to see a video breakdown of every position with interviews and practice highlights. The video will be available within 24 hours after the article is posted. Friday's position group: defensive line.

01/03/2013

Huskies Fall to Seminoles

Highlights from the Huskies historic game

2013: Played in five games, starting one...Fifth on the team in rushing yards with 143 yards on 21 attempts (6.8 yard avg.)...Recorded seven receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown on the season...Had a career-high 85 all purpose yards at Kent State (10-5), carrying the ball two times for 31 yards and catching three passes for 54 yards...Hauled in a career long grab of 55 yards at Kent State (10-5)... Carried the ball six times for 31 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards at Purdue (9-28)...Scored both of his rushing touchdowns in the home opener against Eastern Illinois (9-21)...Earned 25 yards on six carries and caught one pass for six yards against Eastern Illinois (9-21)....Carried the ball five times for 33 yards in a road win at Idaho (9-14)...Ran five times for 30 yards in the season opener at Iowa (8-31).

2012: Ranked fourth on the team in rushing with 238 yards on 55 carries as a true freshmen. Appeared in nine games. Scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard run against Iowa (9-1) in the season opener at Soldier Field. Rushed for 25 yards and a season-high two touchdowns on 13 carries against UMass (11-3). Rushed for a season-high 66 yards and a touchdown on six carries versus Central Michigan (9-29), including a season-long 53-yard run. Tallied 46 yards on five carries at Ball State (10-6). Missed the Army (9-15), Toledo (11-14), Eastern Michigan (11-23), Kent State (11-30) and Florida State (1-1) games.

High School: Named to the all-state, academic all-state and all-conference teams as a senior at Leo Catholic High School. Named the Chicago Catholic Conference's offensive MVP after rushing for 1,774 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011. Averaged 173 rushing yards per game as a senior, helping the Lions tie for the Red Division championship and reach the state playoffs for a second consecutive season. Gained 1,137 rushing yards and 623 receiving as a junior en route to earning first-team all-conference and academic all-state honors. Ran for 4,356 yards and 57 touchdowns in three seasons at Leo. Member of the state championship track & field team in 2011 and earned all-state honors in the 4x200 relay as a junior. Also was a member of Leo's chess team.

Personal: Born Born Oct. 31, 1993, in Chicago, Ill . Son of Keith, Sr., and Lisa Harris. Plans to major in accountancy. Enjoys running and playing chess.

HARRIS JR.'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Rushing Yards: 66, vs. Central Michigan, 9-29-13
Receiving Yards: 54, at Kent St., 10-5-13
Total Yards: 85, at Kent St., 10-5-13

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